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Arrests made in series of lake area burglaries

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 11/27/2015 10:09:00 PM

Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department investigators believe that they have arrested three men who were involved a series of residential burglaries in the Lake Martin area. Roderick Leonard Brown, Grenden James Jordan and Michael Lawrence Lassiter

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Wind Creek gets funds for playground upgrade

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 11/27/2015 6:46:00 AM

The playground at Wind Creek State Park will soon see extensive renovation, thanks to a grant of more than $50,000 from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, according to a news release from Gov. Robert Bentley’s office issued on Tuesday

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Counting my blessings this Thanksgiving day

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 11/26/2015 7:35:00 AM

I am thankful for Lake Martin, pontoon boats and Children’s Harbor. Why that combo? A boat from Children’s Harbor made Lake Martin available to this old boy and produced one of the best summers of my life. I am so thankful to have been given the

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Mrs. Tommie S. Romine

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 11/24/2015 3:00:00 PM

Mrs. Romine passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at Russell Medical Center. She was born on July 14, 1939 in Alexander City, Alabama to Tom Smith and Ximenia Ruth Mims Smith. She was an active member of West End Baptist Church. She worked for many

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Bentley announces grants for recreation improvements in state; Centre included with $50,000 grant toward water park

Fish Wrap

Date: 11/24/2015 2:48:00 PM

Wind Creek State Park near Alexander City – $51,750 to renovate or replace playground equipment. Towns and cities awarded $50,000 grants: · Rogersville will build a water playground area at the town park. The handicapped-accessible playground also will

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Length: 880 Miles
• Surface Area: 41,150 Acres
• Volume: 1,622,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,984 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 41 Feet
• Length: 31 Miles
Lake Martin is a man-made reservoir located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama on the Tallapoosa River. It was formed by the construction of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. The Martin Dam powerhouse is used to generate hydroelectric power for the Alabama Power Company. Construction on Martin Dam began in 1923 and was completed in 1926, creating what was at that time the largest man-made body of water in the world. Originally known as Cherokee Bluffs for the geological formation upon which it was built (which erroneously recognized the historic indigenous people of the area), the dam was renamed in 1936 in honor of Thomas Martin, the then-president of Alabama Power Company.

One of the largest man made lakes in the United States, Lake Martin is a popular recreation area for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing. The Dixie Sailing Club operates on Lake Martin. Many waterfront neighborhoods and luxury homes are located on Lake Martin. The cities of Alexander City, Dadeville, and Eclectic are nearby.

Lake Martin hosts many events throughout the year, including fishing tournaments, a fireworks show on the Fourth of July, and the Alexander City Jazz Festival, an annual event every June in downtown Alexander City and at the Lake Martin Amphitheatre.

Lake Martin includes many popular attractions, including eagles nest, natural sand beaches, restaurants, camping areas and popular islands. The lake has several landmarks, such as the Kowaliga Bridge, and several marinas, but perhaps the most recognized landmark on the lake is Chimney Rock, a large rock formation that resembles a chimney. Chimney Rock is located several hundred yards away; the formation which most people call Chimney Rock is Acapulco Rock. The area was the Tallapoosa River gorge before Martin Dam was built, and the water is more than 150 feet deep. The spot is visited by thousands of boaters yearly, who park in front of "The Rock" to watch people climb up 60 feet and jump off into the water.

Lake Martin has become a weekend getaway for many of Birmingham, Montgomery and even Atlanta's elite.

Alabama has a lake of a similar name, the Logan Martin Lake on the Coosa River, but Lake Martin and Logan Martin Lake are not part of the same river system.
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